Security Fencing and Gating – MAST Ltd Security Services

Maritime Asset Security and Training (MAST) Ltd supply and install security fencing and gating anywhere in the UK. Using industry leaders in security fencing, MAST Ltd have the capability of securing any type of property using Security Weld Mesh Fencing, Low, Medium and High Security Fencing, Decorative Fencing and Access Solutions (gates), which are renowned across the world for their design appeal and performance excellence.

Residential, Commercial, Educational facilities, public transport or temporary fencing, whatever the security requirment MAST Ltd have the ability to provide.

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China donates patrol boat to Ivory Coast

China has donated a patrol boat to the Ivory Coast to combat maritime crime and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

The vessel was handed over by Chinese Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire Tang Weibin on 14 July, and accepted by Cote d’Ivoire’s defence minister Alain Donwahi. “This donation will allow the Navy of Cote d’Ivoire to take off. This is a major step in Sino-Ivorian cooperation,” Donwahi is reported by Xinhua as saying.

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Source: http://www.defenceweb.co.za/

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Philippines Coast Guard in the Spotlight Amid Islamic State Terror Threat

The crisis has further increased the focus on the institution within Philippine security.

By Prashanth Parameswaran

The recent siege by Islamic State-linked militants in the southern Philippine city in Marawi is just the latest sign of what some regional observers, myself included, have long warned about: the growing threat of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia and the grave consequences it can have for states in the subregion (See: “ASEAN’s Islamic State Conundrum”).

The focus of foreign media outlets has tended to be on outside assistance given to the Philippines, which is no doubt important given the fact that Manila still has one of the weakest militaries in the region. But there are also ongoing, albeit modest attempts in the Philippines to boost the country’s capabilities.

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Despite Relative Peace, Oil Thieves Continue to Suppress Nigeria’s Oil Output

The Agbada 2 flow station should have been buzzing with activity, pumping crude to one of Nigeria’s largest export terminals. Instead, it was idle in the muggy, mid-morning heat as Wilcox Emmanuel, the facility’s manager, shrugged in resignation about the thieves who’d shut him down.

As much as 30 percent of the oil sent by pipelines through the swampy Niger Delta River is stolen, consultant Wood Mackenzie Ltd. estimates. That’s depriving the country of income amid a crippling recession and compounding the pain of a global price slump for Africa’s largest producer.

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Oil Theft: Man Dies In Clash Between Rival Gangs, Soldiers In Bayelsa

A 20-year-old man in Ondewari, a community in southern Ijaw local government area in Bayelsa State, has died in a clash between soldiers and youths suspected to be oil thieves and pipeline vandals.

Peresho Erefawari, acting paramount ruler of Ondewari, said on Thursday in Yenagoa, the state capital, that the young man was shot and killed on Wednesday.

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Source: http://saharareporters.com/

Five Persons killed as Niger Delta militants and JTF clash

Five Persons have been confirmed dead as men of the Niger Delta attacked Joint Task Force (JTF) troops deployed to Rivers State on Wednesday morning,this is the second attack to occur in the Niger Delta region this week.

According to the deputy commander of the JTF, Brigadier-General Kevin Aligbe, four militants were killed while one civilian JTF member died in the attack. Mr. Aligbe added that four soldiers sustained injuries and are currently receiving medical treatment in Port Harcourt.

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Henchman of top Abu Sayyaf leader falls

By BONG GARCIA

GOVERNMENT security forces have arrested the henchman of top leader of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in an east coast village of Zamboanga City, the police reported on Wednesday, July 19.

Chief Inspector Elmer Solon, Police Station 4 chief, identified the arrested ASG henchman as Albarin Arabin, whose real identity is Ustadz Namir alias Abu Amama.

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Source: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/

Navy Extends Anti-piracy Operation by Six Months

Paul Obi in Abuja

Following the rising wave of maritime crimes in the nation’s coastal territory, the Nigerian Navy has extended the duration of the ongoing anti-piracy operation, ‘Operation Tsare Teku’ till January 2018.

Recently, there has been an increase in crimes within the maritime and coastal region, with some merchant vessels been intercepted by criminals.

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Source: https://www.thisdaylive.com/

Piracy watchdog urges rerouting ships in Sulu-Celebes Sea as sailors killed

With the Philippine-based terrorist group, the Abu Sayyaf, executing three Vietnamese sailors this month, a regional watchdog on piracy has urged the shipping industry to exercise extreme caution and even re-route their vessels to avoid the dangerous areas.

“Although there have been no new abductions since May, the situation is not yet stable,” ReCAAP Executive Director Masafumi Kuroki said Tuesday during the release of its half-yearly update on the status of piracy in Asia.

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